Injuries pile up in Sabres-Leafs game with Franson, Booth, Kaleta and Larsson out

TORONTO – Maple Leafs defenceman Cody Franson appeared to injure his left leg on Sunday night as Toronto hosted the Buffalo Sabres in pre-season play.

Franson was shoved from behind by Sabres forward Torrey Mitchell behind the Toronto net at 11:15 of the third.

Franson had to be helped off the ice and did not return.

The Leafs also announced that forward David Booth suffered a lower body injury and would not return.

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Buffalo lost a pair of bodies in the first.

Patrick Kaleta took a Morgan Rielly slap shot to the face at 11:32 of the opening period.

Sabres Johan Larsson skated into the elbow of an unsuspecting Petter Granberg and headed for the dressing room with a minute left in the first.

Neither Buffalo player returned.